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gold reserve Syllabification: gold re·serve

Definition of gold reserve in English:


A quantity of gold held by a central bank to support the issue of currency.
Example sentences
  • Many governments no longer base their treasuries on the so-called gold standard though the United States, Austria and other countries maintain a gold reserve.
  • Many people then exchanged silver money for gold and the Treasury's gold reserve became seriously depleted.
  • Unlike gold certificates, with 100% gold backing, Federal Reserve Notes only had a 40% gold reserve behind them, enabling a dramatic expansion of the currency.
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